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Derrick Rose

29-Year-Old        Minnesota Timberwolves

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

8.4

REB

1.4

AST

1.5

STL

0.3

BLK

0.2

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After spending the first seven years of his career with the Bulls, Rose took his talents outside of Chicago for the first time in 2016-17 and signed a one-year, $21.3 million with the Knicks. Like he's come accustomed to over his injury-plagued career, Rose missed 18 games w...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190 lbs   DOB: 10/4/1988  College: Memphis   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a contract with the Timberwolves in March of 2018.

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Rose produced 17 points (8-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two assists and two steals in 21 minutes during Saturday's 121-105 victory over Houston.

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 37.0 16.8 3.9 6.3 0.8 0.2 0.2 47.5 78.8 2.5 1.2 2.7 0.9 22.2 7.1 14.9 2.4 3.1
2009-10 20 78 36.8 20.8 3.8 6.0 0.7 0.3 0.2 48.9 76.6 2.8 0.8 2.9 0.8 26.7 8.6 17.6 3.3 4.3
2010-11 21 CHI 81 37.4 25.0 4.1 7.7 1.0 0.6 1.6 44.5 85.8 3.4 1.0 3.1 4.8 33.2 8.8 19.7 5.9 6.9
2011-12 22 CHI 39 35.3 21.8 3.4 7.9 0.9 0.7 1.4 43.5 81.2 3.1 0.7 2.7 4.4 31.2 7.7 17.8 5.0 6.1
2013-14 24 CHI 10 31.1 15.9 3.2 4.3 0.5 0.1 1.6 35.4 84.4 3.4 0.9 2.3 4.7 34.0 5.8 16.4 2.7 3.2
2014-15 25 CHI 51 30.0 17.7 3.2 4.9 0.7 0.3 1.5 40.5 81.3 3.2 0.7 2.5 5.3 28.0 6.6 16.4 3.0 3.7
2015-16 26 CHI 66 31.8 16.4 3.4 4.7 0.7 0.2 0.7 42.7 79.3 2.7 0.7 2.7 2.3 29.3 6.8 15.9 2.2 2.7
2016-17 27 NYK 64 32.5 18.0 3.8 4.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 47.1 87.4 2.3 1.0 2.8 0.9 21.7 7.2 15.3 3.5 4.0
2017-18 28 CLE 16 19.3 9.8 1.8 1.6 0.2 0.3 0.4 43.9 85.4 1.8 0.6 1.2 1.5 25.0 3.6 8.3 2.2 2.6
2017-18 28 MIN 9 12.4 5.8 0.7 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.1 42.6 100.0 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.7 16.7 2.6 6.0 0.6 0.6
2017-18 28 CLE/MIN 25 16.8 8.4 1.4 1.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 43.5 87.0 1.4 0.5 0.9 1.2 23.3 3.2 7.4 1.6 1.8
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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 20.7 14.0 1.0 2.3 0.7 0.0 1.0 48.7 100.0 1.3 0.3 0.7 1.7 60.0 6.3 13.0 0.3 0.3
Last 14 Days 5 19.0 11.4 1.0 2.0 0.6 0.0 0.8 49.0 100.0 1.2 0.2 0.8 1.6 50.0 5.0 10.2 0.6 0.6
Last 30 Days 7 16.6 8.7 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.6 45.0 100.0 1.0 0.1 0.6 1.1 50.0 3.9 8.6 0.4 0.4
Last 5 Games 5 19.0 11.4 1.0 2.0 0.6 0.0 0.8 49.0 100.0 1.2 0.2 0.8 1.6 50.0 5.0 10.2 0.6 0.6
Last 10 Games 10 15.7 9.2 0.7 1.6 0.5 0.0 0.4 47.7 100.0 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.0 40.0 4.1 8.6 0.6 0.6
Last 20 Games 20 14.1 7.1 0.9 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.4 42.6 86.4 0.9 0.3 0.6 1.1 33.3 2.9 6.8 1.0 1.1

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Derrick Rose
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 21 HOU 121-105 21 17 0 2 2 0 1 8 16 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Apr 18 @HOU 102-82 17 9 1 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Apr 15 @HOU 104-101 24 16 2 4 0 0 2 7 14 1 1 1 2 0 2 3
Apr 11 DEN 112-106 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Apr 9 MEM 113-94 22 13 1 3 0 0 2 5 10 2 2 1 2 0 1 0
Apr 6 @LAL 96-113 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 5 @DEN 100-96 15 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 1 UTA 97-121 Did Not Play
Mar 30 @DAL 92-93 Did Not Play
Mar 28 ATL 126-114 Did Not Play
Mar 26 MEM 93-101 Did Not Play
Mar 24 @PHI 120-108 Did Not Play
Mar 23 @NYK 104-108 Did Not Play
Mar 20 LAC 123-109 7 9 0 1 0 0 1 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 18 HOU 120-129 19 14 1 3 0 0 1 6 11 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
Mar 17 @SAS 117-101 15 8 1 2 1 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Mar 13 @WAS 111-116 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Mar 11 GSW 109-103 7 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mar 8 BOS 109-117 Did Not Play
Feb 7 MIN 140-138 7 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Feb 6 @ORL 116-98 15 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Feb 3 HOU 88-120 21 10 3 2 0 1 1 3 11 3 4 1 4 1 2 1
Jan 31 MIA 91-89 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Jan 30 @DET 125-114 Did Not Play
Jan 28 DET 121-104 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 26 IND 115-108 15 14 2 2 1 0 1 6 8 0 0 2 3 0 2 0
Jan 23 @SAS 114-102 13 6 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 20 OKC 124-148 21 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 9 2 2 0 1 0 2 1
Jan 18 ORL 104-103 13 9 3 1 0 1 2 3 6 3 4 0 1 1 2 0
Jan 15 GSW 108-118 Did Not Play
Jan 12 @IND 97-95 Did Not Play
Jan 11 @TOR 133-99 Did Not Play
Jan 8 @MIN 127-99 Did Not Play
Jan 6 @ORL 127-131 Did Not Play
Jan 3 @BOS 102-88 Did Not Play
Jan 2 POR 127-110 Did Not Play
Dec 30 @UTA 104-101 Did Not Play
Dec 27 @SAC 109-95 Did Not Play
Dec 25 @GSW 99-92 Did Not Play
Dec 21 CHI 115-112 Did Not Play
Dec 19 @MIL 119-116 Did Not Play
Dec 17 @WAS 99-106 Did Not Play
Dec 16 UTA 109-100 Did Not Play
Dec 14 LAL 121-112 Did Not Play
Dec 12 ATL 123-114 Did Not Play
Dec 9 PHI 105-98 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @IND 106-102 Did Not Play
Dec 6 SAC 101-95 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @CHI 91-113 Did Not Play
Dec 2 MEM 116-111 Did Not Play
Nov 30 @ATL 114-121 Did Not Play
Nov 28 MIA 108-97 Did Not Play
Nov 27 @PHI 91-113 Did Not Play
Nov 24 CHA 100-99 Did Not Play
Nov 22 BKN 119-109 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @DET 88-116 Did Not Play
Nov 17 LAC 118-113 Did Not Play
Nov 15 @CHA 107-115 Did Not Play
Nov 13 @NYK 101-104 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @DAL 104-111 Did Not Play
Nov 9 @HOU 117-113 Did Not Play
Nov 7 MIL 124-119 25 10 1 2 0 0 4 4 10 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 5 ATL 115-117 20 10 3 1 0 1 4 4 12 2 2 0 3 2 1 4
Nov 3 @WAS 122-130 29 20 1 2 0 0 2 8 16 2 2 2 4 1 0 2
Nov 1 IND 107-124 29 19 4 1 0 0 2 9 13 1 2 0 0 1 3 2
Oct 29 NYK 95-114 31 15 3 3 0 0 4 6 14 3 3 0 2 1 2 1
Oct 28 @NOP 123-101 Did Not Play
Oct 25 @BKN 112-107 Did Not Play
Oct 24 CHI 119-112 Did Not Play
Oct 21 ORL 93-114 Did Not Play
Oct 20 @MIL 97-116 23 12 2 1 2 0 1 3 4 6 6 0 0 1 1 0
Oct 17 BOS 102-99 31 14 4 2 0 0 2 5 14 3 4 1 3 1 3 2
Derrick Rose Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Derrick Rose – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

50.7%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Derrick Rose has a true shooting percentage of 50.7%.

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 36.0 16.3 3.8 6.1 0.8 0.2 0.2 47.5 78.8 2.4 1.2 2.7 0.9 22.2 6.9 14.5 2.4 3.0
2009-10 20 78 36.0 20.3 3.7 5.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 48.9 76.6 2.7 0.8 2.9 0.8 26.7 8.4 17.2 3.2 4.2
2010-11 21 CHI 81 36.0 24.1 3.9 7.4 1.0 0.6 1.5 44.5 85.8 3.3 1.0 3.0 4.6 33.2 8.5 19.0 5.7 6.6
2011-12 22 CHI 39 36.0 22.3 3.4 8.0 0.9 0.7 1.4 43.5 81.2 3.1 0.7 2.7 4.5 31.2 7.9 18.2 5.1 6.3
2013-14 24 CHI 10 36.0 18.4 3.7 5.0 0.6 0.1 1.9 35.4 84.4 3.9 1.0 2.7 5.4 34.0 6.7 19.0 3.1 3.7
2014-15 25 CHI 51 36.0 21.3 3.8 5.9 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.5 81.3 3.8 0.8 3.0 6.4 28.0 8.0 19.6 3.6 4.4
2015-16 26 CHI 66 36.0 18.5 3.9 5.3 0.8 0.2 0.8 42.7 79.3 3.0 0.8 3.1 2.6 29.3 7.7 18.0 2.4 3.1
2016-17 27 NYK 64 36.0 20.0 4.3 4.9 0.8 0.3 0.2 47.1 87.4 2.5 1.1 3.1 1.0 21.7 8.0 16.9 3.8 4.4
2017-18 28 CLE 16 36.0 18.4 3.4 3.0 0.4 0.5 0.7 43.9 85.4 3.3 1.2 2.2 2.8 25.0 6.8 15.4 4.1 4.8
2017-18 28 MIN 9 36.0 16.7 1.9 3.5 1.3 0.0 0.3 42.6 100.0 2.3 1.0 1.0 1.9 16.7 7.4 17.4 1.6 1.6
2017-18 28 CLE/MIN 25 36.0 17.9 3.0 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.6 43.5 87.0 3.0 1.1 1.9 2.6 23.3 6.9 15.9 3.4 3.9
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 3 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Derrick Rose
2017-18 Projections 29 CLE 65 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 3000 1361 317 512 66 18 16 47.5 78.8 202 96 221 72 22.2 574 1208 197 250
2009-10 20 78 2873 1619 293 469 57 27 16 48.9 76.6 217 65 228 60 26.7 672 1373 259 338
2010-11 21 CHI 81 3026 2026 330 623 85 51 128 44.5 85.8 278 81 249 385 33.2 711 1597 476 555
2011-12 22 CHI 39 1375 852 131 307 35 28 54 43.5 81.2 119 26 105 173 31.2 302 695 194 239
2013-14 24 CHI 10 311 159 32 43 5 1 16 35.4 84.4 34 9 23 47 34.0 58 164 27 32
2014-15 25 CHI 51 1530 904 161 251 36 16 76 40.5 81.3 161 35 126 271 28.0 338 835 152 187
2015-16 26 CHI 66 2097 1080 225 311 44 14 44 42.7 79.3 175 46 179 150 29.3 447 1048 142 179
2016-17 27 NYK 64 2082 1154 246 283 44 17 13 47.1 87.4 147 66 180 60 21.7 460 977 221 253
2017-18 28 CLE 16 308 157 29 26 3 4 6 43.9 85.4 28 10 19 24 25.0 58 132 35 41
2017-18 28 MIN 9 112 52 6 11 4 0 1 42.6 100.0 7 3 3 6 16.7 23 54 5 5
2017-18 28 CLE/MIN 25 420 209 35 37 7 4 7 43.5 87.0 35 13 22 30 23.3 81 186 40 46
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 3 65 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Derrick Rose
2017-18 Projections 29 CLE 65 1957 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 81 37.0 51.6 48.2 25.2 9.9 2.5 17.1
2009-10 20 78 36.8 53.2 49.5 21.2 9.8 2.2 18.8
2010-11 21 CHI 81 37.4 55.0 48.5 22.7 10.1 2.2 23.1
2011-12 22 CHI 39 35.3 53.2 47.3 25.0 9.7 2.6 20.4
2013-14 24 CHI 10 31.1 44.6 40.2 16.9 13.3 1.3 9.5
2014-15 25 CHI 51 30.0 49.3 45.0 18.9 12.1 1.6 13.2
2015-16 26 CHI 66 31.8 47.9 44.8 19.3 10.9 1.8 13.0
2016-17 27 NYK 64 32.5 53.0 47.7 18.6 9.7 1.9 16.4
2017-18 28 CLE 16 19.3 52.3 46.2 12.7 13.7 0.9 6.9
2017-18 28 MIN 9 12.4 46.3 43.5 14.8 9.4 1.6 3.9
2017-18 28 CLE/MIN 25 16.8 50.7 45.4 13.3 12.6 1.1 5.8
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 3 21.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Derrick Rose
2017-18 Projections 29 CLE 65 30.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Rose

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Derrick Rose: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rose provided 16 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 24 minutes during Minnesota's 104-101 loss to the Rockets in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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Rose (ankle) is available for Friday's contest against the Lakers.

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Rose (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Lakers.

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Rose (ankle) tallied four points (2-5 FG) across 15 minutes in Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Nuggets.

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Rose (ankle) will play in Thursday's tilt against the Nuggets, Gina Mizell of The Denver Post reports.

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Rose (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

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Rose (ankle) will be available for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

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Rose (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Jazz, Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Rose (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Jazz, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Rose (ankle) will remain out for Friday's game against the Mavs, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.

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Rose (ankle) is out for Wednesday's tilt against the Hawks, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't expect Rose (ankle) to be able play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Rose was the toast of Chicago after becoming the youngest MVP in NBA history following the 2010-11 season, but his career has been in a tailspin since suffering in a right ACL tear in the 2012 playoffs. He went on to play in just 61 regular-season games in the subsequent three seasons while recovering from the ACL injury and later, a meniscus tear to the same knee, but Rose’s health finally seemed to take a turn for the better in 2015-16. Even so, Rose still only suited up for 66 games while accumulating a number of nicks along the way, and more troublingly, looked like a shell of his former self. His averages of 16.4 points and 4.7 assists per game were his lowest of any season that he’d played at least 11 games, and while his 42.7 percent mark from the field wasn’t hideous, his 47.9 true shooting percentage ranked 316th of 350 qualifying players. That figure was dragged down in part by Rose’s lack of a reliable three-point shot, a bug in his game that he’s been unable to improve since he came into the league. Though Rose’s productivity trended upward after the All-Star break, his perennially shaky health and deteriorating relationship with the organization prompted the Bulls to trade him to the Knicks in June for what was essentially a collection of spare parts. The Knicks probably aren’t banking on Rose to reclaim his former glory, but even in his diminished state, the 28-year-old represents the organization’s best point guard since Stephon Marbury roamed Madison Square Garden. Rose will be looking to restore some value in New York before hitting free agency next season, but those who subscribe to the belief that players rise to the occasion in contract years should still be wary of investing in him, given his recurring health concerns. Even if he does well to steer clear of persistent injuries, Rose’s lack of assists and three-pointers relative to most floor generals places him in no better than the middle tier of the league’s starting point guards.

2015-16

Rose struggled with injuries again last season as he only played in 51 games, although that was the most games he has played since the 2010-11 season. He finished the season averaging 17.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers in 30 minutes per game. Although Rose shot 81 percent from the charity stripe, he struggled from the field as he shot 41 percent and also shot only 28 percent from behind the arc. His three-point shooting should be of particular concern as not only did he shoot for such a poor percentage, but he also averaged a career-high 5.3 attempts per game. It's likely Rose is trying to preserve his body by driving to the lane less, but he clearly has a ways to go before becoming a consistent shooter from distance. Rose has a lot of talent, but injuries have derailed his career up to this point. He will still only be 27 at the start of the season, but he doesn't seem like it with all of his injuries. The Bulls need Rose in their push for a title, but the key will be getting him to the playoffs healthy.

2014-15

In 10 games last season, Rose averaged 15.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 31 minutes per game before he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee. With just 49 games under his belt over the past three seasons, there are doubts that Rose will ever be the same player again, but even at 75 percent he's still an exceptional player who will have a major impact. With a strong supporting cast in Chicago this year, there won't be as much pressure on Rose to do everything himself. He'll especially have help offensively with the arrival of legitimate scoring threats in Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic. Rose has sworn up-and-down that he will not be changing his aggressive, slashing style of play to take the pressure off of his knees, but it won't be known for certain until we see him running the offense again. As a member of Team USA this summer, Rose did not appear limited by any lingering knee issues, though he did struggle, at times, offensively. It's tough to peg how Rose's production will be affected by some of the drastic changes this Bulls team has undergone over the past few seasons, but he's still the most important factor to his squad's success. With the type of competitor he's proven to be, he will likely stop at nothing to make sure he returns to All-Star status. Patience will be key for fantasy owners who to decide to scoop up Rose, as an adjustment period will almost certainly be required before he returns to form.

2013-14

Derrick Rose's status is the biggest question mark looming over the 2013-14 NBA season. Will he regain the form that made him league MVP in 2011? Will the ACL injury he suffered during the 2012 playoffs rob him of his explosiveness? How long will it take him to shake off the rust that must have accumulated as he sat out all of last season? According to reports, Rose is now 100 percent healthy, will be running with Chicago's starters during the preseason and has even been working on his game – adding range to his jumper and a lefty floater – during his rehab. Sounds great. Unfortunately, given the mis-information that was released by sources close to the Bulls late last season – when many expected Rose to return for the stretch drive and playoffs – it is hard to trust those pronouncements fully. Instead, it seems reasonable to expect a Rose somewhere between his stellar 2010-11 level, when he averaged 25 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 boards, and his 2011-12 season, when his scoring average dropped to 21.8 and he was limited to just 39 games during the regular season due to a series of injuries. It's also worth noting that – even before the ACL tear – Rose was a step below the truly elite point guards in terms of fantasy numbers. He's never been a good three-point shooter; he doesn't generate a lot of steals; and his free-throw percentage is just ordinary.

2012-13

Rose finished up an injury-plagued 2011-12 season the worst way possible--being carried off the court with a torn ACL. The injury--suffered in the closing seconds of the Bulls' playoff opener--is expected to take 10-12 months to fully heal. As such the 2011 NBA MVP probably isn't worth a roster spot in most single-season fantasy NBA formats coming out of the draft. If your league host allows for a injury spot on the roster, it could be worth stashing him, but for any sites that do not allow you to place a player in an injury slot and pick up a replacement, the lack of production from a roster spot for the first two-to-five months of the season would be too much of a risk to take at draft time in most formats.

2011-12

Rose is the reigning NBA MVP – and deservedly so. He carried the Bulls to the NBA’s best overall record and posted stellar averages of 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and making a massive leap in three-pointers made (128 last season, as compared with just 16 made threes in 2009-10.) The addition of an outside shot makes Rose a much more valuable commodity than in his first two seasons, when he was really just a points/assists player. It seems fair to expect continued improvement from Rose in all phases of the game; when the 2011-12 season tips off, he’ll be just 23 years old. That said, it’s also worth noting that a large part of his MVP candidacy was based on the fact that he carried the Bulls through extended periods when Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah were unavailable. And during the playoffs, Miami was able to neutralize Chicago’s attack by putting LeBron James on Rose; none of the other Bulls were able to step up and make key plays. It wouldn’t be shocking if Rose is unable to duplicate last year’s MVP numbers in 2011-12, simply because his team may look for more balance.

2010-11

By any reasonable standard, Rose has already emerged as one of the top point guards in the game, having led the Bulls to the playoffs and given the Celtics fits more or less single-handedly. Any reasonable standard, that is, but fantasy basketball, where Rose is strictly a middle-tier option. The reason is simple: though Rose is one of the best scorers in the league at his position, and though he's able to dish out seven or eight assists on any given night, in every other roto category, at this stage of his career, he's basically an average-or-below player. Of course, that might not always be the case – this year, Rose may have an opportunity to produce in other categories, simply because his Bulls will be the deepest they've been since the last Michael Jordan championship squad. The addition of Carlos Boozer – giving Rose a clear "option 1a" in the offense and a top-flight pick-and-roll partner – is particularly significant, as Boozer will eliminate some of the "I have to take the big shots" pressure off Rose, and could allow him to expand his game.

2009-10

Rookies aren’t usually ideal options for fantasy teams, but last year’s first-overall selection, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, proved to be the exception. Rose launched his NBA career in high style, averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 assists, 3.9 boards and .475 shooting from the floor on the way to a near-unanimous Rookie of the Year selection. He then flashed his considerable potential by torching the Celtics for 36 points and 11 dimes in Game 1 of the playoffs. After that debut, Rose seems well on his way toward joining the company of Chris Paul and Deron Williams as the truly elite young point guards in the game. And there’s significant room for improvement. Rose’s outside shot is spotty at best – he made just 16 threes on the season, hitting on just over 20 percent of his attempts. His defense could use some work – you’d like to him average more than one steal per game. And you’d like to see him get to the line a little more – 250 free throw attempts as a rookie – and convert a little better once he gets there.

2008-09

Rookie point guards in the NBA aren’t typically good bets for fantasy teams. The top overall pick in this year’s draft, Rose could be an exception to that rule, with his quickness, athleticism and scoring ability. Nonetheless, Rose might not be a full-timer off the bat as the Bulls have the luxury of veteran Kirk Hinrich who can share the job with him. That’s not an arrangement that will continue much beyond this season, but it could limit Rose’s production. What might make Rose more valuable is the Ben Gordon situation. Gordon says he’s not coming back to Chicago this year. If that’s the case, more minutes will be available in the backcourt. Rose can get to the basket, that’s for sure, but he wasn’t asked to be much of a distributor at Memphis. He’ll need to work on that end of his game as well as his outside shot.

2007-08

Rose is eager to start his Chicago Bulls career. While he wanted to be the No. 1 overall pick, what he wanted even more was to head back to his hometown, and the Bulls were happy to comply with both requests. Rose will struggle some this year, as rookie point guards are wont to do, but he'll fortunately have a good mentor in Kirk Hinrich, who will no doubt give Rose a good ribbing for losing the NCAA championship to his alma mater. Rose is capable of helping in a lot of categories this season, and is a good rebounder for his size.